Mary Margaret (Henson) Lowrance, the daughter of Lloyd Ray and Nellie Mae (Dunlap) Henson, was born June 11, 1931, in Westboro, Missouri. She attended Tarkio High School, Tarkio, Missouri, graduating in 1949.
On April 10, 1950, Mary was united in marriage to Hylen M. Freeman in Tarkio and became the parents of four children, Hylen Keith, Charles Ray, Curtis Wayne, and Rhonda Jean.
Mary was employed by Tarkio Chevrolet Garage and John Deere as a bookkeeper. She was then employed by Dr. Fry as a bookkeeper in Garden City, Kansas. In 2008, Mary returned to Tarkio.
Mary attended First Baptist Church, Tarkio. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, and decorating her house. She could grow anything and had an eye for putting things together. She enjoyed spending time with her animals and eating Butterfinger candy bars. Mary passed away with her daughter by her side Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care at the age of 89.
Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by grandson, Zach (Mikaela) Freeman; three brothers and one sister. Survivors include children, Keith (Sandy) Freeman, Kansas City, Missouri, Chuck (Kathy) Freeman, Garden City, Curtis Freeman, Portland, Oregon, and Rhonda Freeman, Kansas City; grandchildren, Kristin (Billy) Olivas and Luke (Julie) Freeman; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Ryan, Darrin, and Jason; brother, Gene Henson, California; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Open visitation began at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Davis Funeral Home. There is no family visitation. Interment will be at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Memorials may be directed to the Tarkio Nutrition Center, Tarkio. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.